Sea Level Rise Over Past Century Unmatched in 6,000 Years, Says Study

Rising sea, Maldives. Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac


The rise in sea levels seen over the past century is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years, according to a lengthy analysis of historical sea level trends.

A two-decade-long collection of about 1,000 ancient sediment samples off Britain, north America, Greenland and the Seychelles formed the basis of the research, led by the Australian National University and published in PNAS…

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